Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Law School Career Counseling Officer. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Development, the Associate Director for Career Development, plays a critical role in the management and supervision of the daily operations of the Center for Career Development which include, but not limited to, the following:
Career counseling and professional development assistance to law students and graduates;
Develops and implements a wide range of programs, events and activities aimed at increasing the knowledge base of students and alumni, as well as the overall visibility of the law school in the broader legal community;
Develops and implements law school's employer outreach program;
Works independently within broadly defined work objectives;
Performs professional work that requires specialized to general knowledge of legal education, numerous diverse practice settings and practice areas and effective and innovative job search techniques and strategies;
Effectively develops and manages marketing outreach strategies to encourage employers to hire law school students and graduates;
Independently identifies strategic and geographic growth areas and develop best practices and innovative outreach programs to establish and enhance recruiting relationships, with a particular emphasis on large law firms;
Represents and markets the law school through on- and off-campus employer visits;
Actively engages with bar associations and other professional groups, including regularly attending programs and events;
Supports employer diversity initiatives through outreach with the Minority Student Program and the law school's student affinity groups.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
A minimum of 5 years in related position within career services, HR recruitment, career coaching/advising, talent development, or similar.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven ability to foster cooperative environments and to work in a collegial fashion with individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience. In-depth knowledge of legal environments and legal practice experience essential.
Understanding of the complex career development issues affecting law students and the legal profession and be able to provide sound advice and counsel to address those issues.
Identify and analyze trends in the legal profession and develop and implement best practices for increasing job prospects for students and alumni.
Regular exercise of independent judgement and an ability to work with minimal supervision under broadly defined policies and practices.
Computer literacy, an understanding and appreciation of career services database software and on-line resources, and the willingness to respond to the needs of students and employers in an increasingly technologically-oriented society are also required.
Exemplary administrative, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as excellent oral and written proficiency required. Some travel and regular evening hours required.
J.D. strongly preferred;
Experience in a law school environment strongly preferred;
A minimum of four years law practice experience strongly preferred;
A progressive record of experience in a career development or closely related role, including demonstrated supervision, innovation and leadership strongly preferred.
Adobe Acrobat Professional
Symplicity – web based job posting/interview scheduler/data base
Microsoft Office: Power Point, Excel, Word
Career Related Websites, including NALP Directory and OSCAR
Professional and Social Media sites, e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
Posting Number: 21ST1853
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 136555
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.